|KEY WORD : architecture / folk dwellings|
| A beam
that spans the peripheral structural zone *geya
下屋, created by extending the roof down beyond the central main frame *jouya
上屋, in traditional vernacular houses *minka
民家, with thatched roofs. The geyabari is tenoned into the side of
上屋柱, the post at the interface between jouya and geya, at
one end, and either jointed to the top of the *geyabashira
下屋柱, the post defining the outer edge of the geya, or lapped over
the eave purlin *geyageta
下屋桁, at the other. It varies in length from one bay *ken
間, just under 2m, to under half a bay. Also called a *tsunagibari
繋梁, particularly when its length is half a bay or less. In the vicinity
of Osaka the term is also applied to the eave purlin.
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